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Hbts Workers Needed

Posted By:
Amanda Ricard
Posting ID:
Southern Ri
401-597-6704 extension 162
 education   part   time   teaching   community 
Category:Education / Training
Listing Type:Job
Employment:Part Time
Company:The Homestead Group

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The Homestead Group (THG) has provided Adult Services, Residential Services, Independent Living, and Child and Family Service programs to individuals with developmental disabilities for more than 50 years. The Homestead Group supports approximately 1,000 individuals throughout Rhode Island.

Position Summary: Provides direct behavioral therapy to individuals ages 3 to 21, role modeling/training to parents/families, and support to child and family by promoting individualized, person-centered, service delivery which meets all identified needs of the child & family. The applicant provides assistance to the child with self-help & self-care as well as teaching of social & safety skills when applicable. Ongoing communication and data reporting to clinicians and coordinators regarding the approved program is required.

Position Responsibilities:
• Implements home based therapeutic goals developed by the clinicians and approved by the State of Rhode Island in conjunction with the family.
• Provides socialization opportunities within home and/or outside of home when appropriate.
• Performs all necessary self-care tasks as needed by the individual supported.
• Carries out specific tasks outlined in the approved HBTS plan.
• Documents progress on required data sheets and progress notes which are made available to family and clinical consultant
• Utilizes technical assistance/expertise offered by clinical consultant to family for service improvements
• Provides required documentation to coordinator in a timely manner as in timesheets and incident reports.
• Contributes to the positive morale by representing the agency through professional communication and interactions.
• Implements and fosters the principles of self advocacy which promote an independent lifestyle and respect for program participants.
• Assists people with learning about and advocating for their personal rights and understanding the responsibilities that accompany those rights.
• Arrives punctually and participates in all required meetings and trainings.
• Follows all established policies and procedures and documents accordingly.
• Drives people to destinations, as approved by the parent/caretaker necessary for them to experience a full and diversified life, following all safety and legal regulations.
• May also participate in a program participant’s chosen activity.
• May provide support to other areas of the agency, as needed.
• Responds effectively to potential safety hazards and emergencies.
• Maintains a clean, orderly and safe environment by being respectful of property and equipment. Follows proper maintenance instructions.
• May ensure all quality standards are met in compliance with required regulatory authority.
• Reports incidents as required by regulations.
• Workplace safety is every employee’s responsibility
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Essential Skills and experience:
• Must be at least 19 years of age.
• High school diploma or equivalent and minimum two years experience working successfully with children/adults in a special healthcare setting, or education setting or recreation setting.
• An associates or bachelors degree in an appropriate field of study area may be considered equivalent.
• Drivers must have current vehicle registration and valid State inspection, no prior accidents within one year and no history of driving under the influence.
• Appropriate background investigation results and clearance from Department of Children Youth and Families
• All duties will vary depending on the specific needs of each child.

Requires general intelligence, motor coordination skills, coordination of eyes, hands and feet, verbal intelligence and numerical intelligence. Must be able to work with minimal supervision. Consequences of error include fire, accident, injury, death, loss of agency license, lawsuit, loss of family served.

Valued but not required skills and experience:
A bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, human services, special education or equivalent as well as significant experience with an individual child’s diagnoses.

Physical demands and work environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Physical demands: May be required to provide support through physical lifting and/or therapeutic holds. Crawling, walking, climbing, lifting (weight of the individual), reaching, pushing/pulling, carrying, grasping, speaking and listening. Travel by vehicle may be required. May be exposed to loud noises, injury exposures and may be exposed to potential hazardous waste (diaper changing).
• Work environment: Work will be performed in the home of the child and/or locations where the child may need to go as described within the plan presented by the parent/caretaker.

Intersested applicants:

Please fill out an application in person or call for an email address to send your resume:

The Homestead Group
attn: Amanda Ricard
68 Cumberland Street Suite 200
Woonsocket, RI 02895

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